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    Re: 7/15: Walt Disney's Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by Athlonacon View Post
    Bob Iger is just a squirrel trying to get a nut, he seems to have no genuine interest in Disneyland (or Disney's) history and doesn't belong as the leader of a company with such a rich and beautiful past.
    If you're waiting for Bob Iger to grow a personality as big as Walt's, you're gonna be waiting a long long time. Iger is a corporate head of a large corporate entity, and knows his limitations as a company spokesman. To say that he doesn't care about Disneyland or the history of the company is simply not true. And trying to force him into a "Walt" mode does him a great disservice that will ultimately be disappointing to the Disney fan.

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    Re: 7/15: Walt Disney's Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by danyoung View Post
    If you're waiting for Bob Iger to grow a personality as big as Walt's, you're gonna be waiting a long long time. Iger is a corporate head of a large corporate entity, and knows his limitations as a company spokesman. To say that he doesn't care about Disneyland or the history of the company is simply not true. And trying to force him into a "Walt" mode does him a great disservice that will ultimately be disappointing to the Disney fan.
    I like you point. Actually, Iger would be totally ignored if he ever visits Disneyland, no one asking for his autograph, no one looking at him like he was a mega star. He would probable be trampled by the thousands guests of the day.

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    Re: 7/15: Walt Disney's Disneyland

    Thank you for these photos. They are wonderful and truly help us commemorate the wonderful man Walt was. There will truly never be anyone as him. He was Mickey Mouse. He was his films. He was Disneyland. He was Disney any way you slice it. He loved every aspect of what he did and wanted to make people happy though the creative experiences he provided. Walt will always be one of my personal heroes and someone to look up to as he set an example that no one else has since.

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    Re: 7/15: Walt Disney's Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by bayouguy View Post
    I like you point. Actually, Iger would be totally ignored if he ever visits Disneyland, no one asking for his autograph, no one looking at him like he was a mega star. He would probable be trampled by the thousands guests of the day.
    Iger is head of a company that is massively different from the company Disney was when Walt was alive. In defense of the guy, Iger is a terrific CEO that is considerably more invested in the parks' rich legacy and history then Eisner or any other Disney company head since Walt. He constantly shows up in person to nearly every Disneyland event, from the dedication ceremonies to fan events like D23. He personally supervised, in person, World of Color's final tweakings leading up to the premiere, and even sent product managers back to the drawing board for merchandise (and lost millions of potential revenue) because he didn't like the cheap quality to it and felt they should get it right rather then sell cheap crap for a landmark show.

    To me, this shows someone who at least cares about quality and making something memorable.... and just because the company is huge and radically multifaceted means that actually taking the time to make several monthly trips down to Anaheim to make sure local operations are up to standards is no less then incredible given the truly staggering amount of things he must handle as head of a global media heavyweight like Disney corp.

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